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Critter Control commonly services Dallas and the surrounding area, including:
Allen, Carrollton, DeSoto, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, and Rowlett.

Q&A with Local Franchisee:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and opossums.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?

Summer is a season of building nests and preparing for fall, winter, and the next spring season. Fall, winter, and spring are seasons of elevated animal activity in homes.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Keep property in good condition. Dilapidated properties have a tendency to have more animal entry points. Keeping trash and clutter cleaned out is essential to prevent animal shelter and the gathering of nesting material.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Homeowners should call Critter Control when animal issues are suspected or for simple peace of mind, as inspections are free.

Wildlife Problems in Dallas, TX

The urban sprawl of Dallas, TX, offers plenty of opportunities for people and pests to thrive. While new construction brings jobs and housing to the area, residents still deal with nuisance animals. Several wildlife pests cause trouble for homeowners.

Squirrels in the House

Broken fascia boards and damaged shingles provide entry points for squirrel infestations. Branches overhanging the roofs of Texas homes make it even easier for squirrels to find a way indoors. These pests are agile climbers, which makes them tough to keep away.

Raccoon Neighbors

In their natural habitats, raccoons avoid people. However, in cities like Dallas, the pests grow used to humans and learn not to fear them. A bold raccoon will forage in gardens, destroy bird feeders, rip open garbage bags, and even enter homes through pet doors to find a meal.

Texas Bats

Bats are susceptible to the rabies virus, and the risk of human infection increases when the animals roost in or around houses. Bat bites don't always leave a clear mark, so Dallas residents who come into contact with bats should seek medical attention.


White-tailed deer are all too common in populated areas. Their presence has safety, health, and economic impacts. Potential issues include:

  • Vehicle vs. deer accidents on roadways
  • Increased numbers of ticks carrying Lyme disease
  • Damage to gardens and ornamental plants


Expanding suburbs near Dallas have also pushed coyotes closer to people. These animals sometimes assume garbage cans are an invitation to forage for food. A coyote can quickly become comfortable in residential areas and may attack pets.

Wild Hogs

The limited number of cold-weather days in Texas allows wild hogs to thrive in the region. They destroy plants and can also transmit brucellosis to people.

Other Common Pests in Dallas

When searching for meals and shelter, mice often move indoors. These rodents can spread illnesses and damage structures. Outside, Texas homeowners may encounter snakes in gardens and wood piles. Most local varieties are harmless, but several venomous snakes also live in the area.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Dallas County, Kaufman County, Rockwall County

  • Addison
  • Balch Springs
  • Carrollton
  • Cedar Hill
  • Cockrell Hill
  • Combine
  • Coppell
  • Cottonwood
  • Crandall
  • DeSoto
  • Duncanville
  • Farmers Branch
  • Fate
  • Forney
  • Garland
  • Glenn Heights
  • Grand Prairie
  • Grays Prairie
  • Heath
  • Highland Park
  • Hutchins
  • Irving
  • Kemp
  • Lancaster
  • McLendon-Chisholm
  • Mesquite
  • Mobile City
  • Oak Grove
  • Oak Ridge
  • Post Oak Bend City
  • Richardson
  • Rosser
  • Rowlett
  • Royse City
  • Sachse
  • Scurry
  • Seagoville
  • Sunnyvale
  • Talty
  • Terrell
  • University Park
  • Wilmer
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (214) 453-8488
This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Animal Intrusion Prevention Systems Holding Company, LLC, dba Critter Control of Greater Dallas.
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